[Letter, 1902 Jan. 17, Max Gate, Dorchester, to Frederic George Kitton] [manuscript].,  | University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Letter from Thomas Hardy to Frederic George Kitton, apologizing for his delayed response and declining an offer to write the introduction to a new edition of Thackeray, "with my thanks for Mr Sproul's invitation to me to contribute to such an interesting & important series of books"; the edition of Thackeray refers to "the never-completed 'Bedford' edn. pub. in New York 1904-9" (cf. Collected letters of Thomas Hardy).
Title supplied by cataloger.
Origin: Written on personal letterhead: "Max Gate, Dorchester. Jan 17, 1902".
Provenance: "This letter was tipped in a book Mr. R.K. Johnson cataloged for R.B.R."--Note inscribed on later envelope by Miss M. Oldfather, 2 Nov. 1950 (removed to item folder).
Former shelf-mark: Uncat MS 72 16 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
Collected letters of Thomas Hardy,